Employers are required to carry out a risk assessments and prepare a Safety Statement. They are a requirement by law and are central to a Health and Safety Management System in the workplace.
Section 20 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires employers to prepare a written Safety Statement. The safety statement is effectively a company`s documented Health & Safety Management programme for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of all its employees whilst at work.
Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that employers and those who control workplaces to any extent must identify the hazards and assess the risks to safety and health at work presented by these hazards. Risk assessments should be reviewed periodically and whenever there are significant changes in the workplace.
A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace.
Preventing damage to hearing due to occupational noise exposure is a legal requirement of employers under the Safety, Health and Welfare at work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 1 of Part 5: Control of Noise at work. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2006 came into effect in April 2006. The Directive tightens the legal requirements in relation to noise by lowering the exposure action values to 80 and 85 dB(A).
AMANZA offers Noise Assessment which will measure the noise levels in your work location. Our noise assessments will identify areas of concern and will also recommended protective and preventive measures to reduce noise exposure to your employees.